Class 13 Year 4 2017 - 2018

Mrs Ayre

     

                                                                                                                 Welcome to Class 13!

Welcome back!

I hope that you have had a happy and holy Easter and are now feeling refreshed and ready for the Summer Term! We have many exciting things planned. 

 

Our English work this half term will focus on a variety of texts. We will begin by looking at imagery poetry. We will be reading a poem called 'The River' and then using this to create an imagery poem of our own ,based on the setting of 'The Canal'. We will then move on to our fiction unit. Here, we will be focusing on warning tales. We will look at a text called 'The Canal' written by Pie Corbett. We will be following our Talk 4 Writing structure: We will begin by learning to recite the text orally using a text map, we will then anaylse the text to learn from its features and structure. There will be a particular focus on direct speech, descriptive language, fronted adverbials and using determiners for sense. We will plan our own version of a warning story before we draft, edit and publish! Lastly, we will move to our non-fiction unit. For this, we will link our English work to our Science work. By looking at a variety of information texts, we will learn from their grammar and structure in order to ultimately write an information text of our own based on 'States of Matter'. 

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In maths there will still be a BIG focus on times tables - by the end of the year, all year 4 children should be able to recall their timestables up to 12x12. We ask that you practise them, both in school and at home. Times tables really will help you with ALL areas of your maths work. We now have times tables books in order for us to complete regular practise questions and tests.

For the rest of our maths work, we will be developing our understanding of decimals. We will be recording, ordering, comparing and rounding  decimals up to two decimal places. We will also be finding  the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths. Then, we will move on to  estimateing, comparing and calculating different measures, including money in pounds and pence.  We will solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places. Through all our maths work we will be continuing to build our reasoning and greater depth thinking skills.

Our R.E topic this term is 'The Early Christians'. In this topic we will learn about the mission entrusted by Jesus to his followers to tell everyone the good news. We will focus on Peter who was chosen by Jesus to be leader of the disciples, the first Pope. We will also learn about Stephen, the first Christian martyr and St. Paul. We will will learn about Pentecost and reflect on the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives. 

Our Science topic is 'States of Matter'. Here, we will be learning about all things Solid, Liquid and Gas! An exciting topic where we get to learn lots about what each state of matter is, what they are made up of and their properties. We will undertake and learn from a variety of experiments. For our artwork, we will be focusing on the style of 'Pointilism'. We will be looking at the artist Georges Seurat, and taking inspiration from his work. We will also be preparing for the ever exciting art exhibition. We will be creating indivudal pieces of art work that will be presented at a school art exhibition, later on in the year, where parent's/carers have the opportunity to purchase the piece of art that you have created! How exciting!?

Useful information:

Spelling tests will be held on a Monday and new weekly spellings will be given out in order for you to practise them, ready for the test the following Monday. It is SO important that you continue to learn these. 

Swimming we have now finished our swimming lessons for Year 4. The year 3 children will now take over our previous swimming slots for the remainder of the term therefore the Year 4 children will no longer need to bring their swimming kit to school. 

Homework has chanegd slightly this year. Children will now be given an English and Maths homework workbook that they will complete their homework from each week. In year 4 homework is given out every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. It is really important that you are completing and bringing your homework in on time!

 Our P.E day is Monday and Thursday. However, it is expected that P.E kits are to be available in school every single day (especially now that we are in the summer term!)

Any further information on what we will be learning in Class 13 over the next half term, calendar dates and other useful information can be found on the curriculum map attached to the bottom of this page. 

 

 

 I hope you are looking forward to all of the exciting learning that we have ahead, just as much as I am!

Let's make our final term together, in Year 4, one to remember!

Thank you for all of your support!

Mrs Ayre smiley

"The worst thing about making a mistake, is being afraid to make one." 

       

       

                                                   

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Crewe
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